MAYVILLE, NY (WNY News Now) – Early voting kicks off on Saturday for the GOP primary and special election in New York’s 23rd Congressional District.
Any registered voter in Chautauqua County is eligible to vote in the special election, where Democrat Max Della Pia and Republican Joe Sempolinski are facing off.
The winner of that race would serve as Congressman until the end of the year; filling the rest of Tom Reed’s term. Reed resigned earlier this year to take a job in the private sector.
Registered Republicans, meanwhile, would receive two ballots to vote in both the special election and GOP Primary. In the primary, Nick Langworthy and Carl Paladino are up for vote. Local Jamestown candidate Richard Moon has also launched a write-in campaign.
The winner of the GOP Primary would face Max Della Pia in a general election this November.
Early voting starts Saturday and runs through Sunday, August 21. Polling sites are at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, the Chautauqua Mall in Lakewood, Board of Elections offices in Mayville and Chautauqua County Fairgrounds in Dunkirk.
A full list of early voting hours is posted online at votechautauqua.com. After early voting concludes, a full primary and special election happens on Tuesday, August 23 at various polling sites countywide.